Outlands as a water droplet / explosion

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Outlands as a water droplet / explosion

What if the spire, the rings of the Outlands, and the portals in the Cage are all part of a big explosion that took place / is in the process of taking place in the Outlands?

The rings of the Outlands represent the ripples of the explosion either frozen in time, or moving so slowly as to be unnoticeable by mortals?

The Spire is the plume at the centre of the explosion.

The Cage is either the source of the explosion, or the site of the explosion that was ejected / is being ejected from the Outlands.

The Dabus constantly plaster over the places in which Sigil threatens to tear apart. Now there are so many cracks that most mortals know them only as portals.

The reason why the gods cannot enter the Cage is not because of the Lady, but rather because the ever fragmenting city is moving beyond the reach of the gods.

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Just some random thoughts at the end of the week?

If you're curious as to what caused the explosion? I heard Arianna Arakis say that it was caused by enough Spire butterflies detonating to create a singularity.

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Reversed idea: What if the

Reversed idea: What if the Outlands, the portals and the Cage are the frozen remnants of the implosion of a former multivese, with Sigil at its centre? The Gatetowns the last remains of a former set of Outer Planes - a miniature wheel within the Great Wheel.

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An Implosion of Ideas

An implosion, I like it.

What if The Lady is keeping the Implosion from completing by keeping the portals open. She has the power to close all the doors, but doing so for too long causes the implosion to progress.

Is there a Dabus doomsday clock counting down the Implosion?
Are the "new" Outer planes consuming the former set of Outer Planes?
If so, are the planes of belief predatory?
If the implosion completes, will it set off another implosion that will start to eat away at the "new" Outer Planes? Completing the Unity of Rings? Will this be the third and final implosion? (Rule of Three)

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Quote:Is there a Dabus

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Is there a Dabus doomsday clock counting down the Implosion?

Hah, great. Reminds me of the Millennium Clock in Edinburgh.

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It's entirely possible for a

It's entirely possible for a toroidal droplet to be pinched off from the spike at the center of a ripple, sure.

Now, one way this happens is when something is tossed in to water -- maybe the explosion, ripples and splashing are all effects of some other bit of spacetime plunging in to a previously-flat, neutral space.

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Beautiful

What a beautiful clock!

Jem - I personally like the idea that the explosion was caused by the first mortal uttering the words "I Believe". If it's an implosion as KnightofDecay has posited, perhaps that was started with the words "I@m beginning to doubt..." :-)

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I love both ideas.

I love both ideas.

Perhaps that foreign bit of Space Time is an artifact, or possible the Lady or maybe just her Shadow? What if from the viewpoint in this foreign bit of space time it's the Lady's shadow that's real rather than the her bladed form which is a projection into "normal" Great Wheel space-time...

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Interesting! So what happens

Interesting! So what happens if the Lady's shadow flays somebody? Does it transport them, bit by bit, slash by slash, to this other reality/space/time?

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Excession

If the hypothesis that Her Serenity The Lady of Pain is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excession is correct... Any direct interaction with the true reality of the Lady, i.e. Her Shadow, would likely result in either that entity being transported to The Lady's own reality.

Or the intrusion of The Lady's reality in to the same space/time location as the entity results in the lesser entity forced aside to accommodate the dominant reality of Her Shadow. This is always with terminal, and very gory, effect. Two realities cannot exist within the same space/time coordinates without some interesting results...

Deities having a larger "footprint" so to speak when manifesting in time/space reality in the planes would experience a similar overlapping of reality with The Lady's Shadow. Aoskar, a god of portals, spread his reality footprint in to portal-space... i.e. the total space taken up by all the portals in Sigil. When Aoskar invested a part of his reality into one of the Dabus, his intrusion in to The Lady's domain resulted in an overlap. This is, according to some graybeards, why Asokar was destroyed. Not because he became too ambitious, but rather due to a simple error in understanding of The Lady's time/space intrusion**.

** - Her Serenity The Lady of Pain, in this model, does not occupy space/time and as such does not have a "footprint". Instead she should be viewed as an intrusion in to this reality from a different reality.